RBC EPIC 1st Prize $10,000
RBC EPIC 2nd Prize $2,500
WEtech Alliance Local Tech Award $500
Postmedia People's Choice Award $2,000 in kind advertising
Each semi-finalist was given an opportunity to pitch their businesses with the top six teams advancing to the finals. Below are the six finalists for the 2016 RBC EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition.
Congratulations to the 16 semi-finalists who will be competing at the inaugural RBC EPIC Business Model Canvas Competition. For more information on each startup, simply click on a logo below.
InovatusHR™ provides HR managers with a user-friendly platform that matches co-op and newly-graduated students to job placements using a proprietary algorithm. Our smart algorithm matches a candidate’s professional and psychometric attributes with the company’s culture and the job placements requirement, streamlining and cutting the cost of the hiring process.
H&F Foods is an online store that provides locally sourced organic meats and produce from Ontario farms, straight to your door. We hand-pick our farmers and ensure that every farm we partner with is antibiotic, pesticide and hormone free. Our current products include 100% grass-fed Dexter beef and federally certified organic lamb. All of our meats can be purchased online as single cuts, pre-packaged boxes or even custom tailored to fit your needs. You can choose to have your order shipped to your door or pick it up at our in-house location. Living and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle is just a few clicks away!
Cleanopy harnesses the power of catalysts and air curtain technology to provide a more effective solution for purifying and monitoring the air. Our first product is a device that can be added to cribs, strollers and car seats to improve the health of children and reduce disease development and progression.The devices provide adaptive fair filtration and insights that allow medical professionals to identify the kids at risk of developing respiratory conditions and improve treatment regimen.
U-Dimensions provides video game companies and indie game developers with an innovative merchandising opportunity that increases their company value, expands their product line and earns profit at no cost. Video game fans will use our platform to create customizable 3D printed product of their favourite video game characters. We take over the process of supplying, manufacturing and shipping orders, allowing for a strengthened relationship between video game companies and their fans.
RockMass Technologies enhances the process of geotechnical surveying and data acquisition by improving safety, efficiency and accuracy. Their device automatically maps a rock face while the software analyses the data and breaks it down into key information that is used to determine the structural stability of a tunnel, mine shaft and/or rock face.
HelpWear is striving to achieve better at-home healthcare by developing affordable and accessible products for patients all around the world. HelpWear is currently developing its first product, the HeartWatch, allowing for 24/7 at home heart monitoring with an embedded emergency contact system for furthered prevention and bettered treatment of heart related illness.